Category Archives: Sea turtles

SFP, Greenpeace, Birdlife International &TNC report highlights threatened species bycatch issues in global longline tuna fishing, urges action

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FIVE-tonne 2km ghost net retrieved from northern Australian waters; “Ghost nets are a global issue”

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“We have collectively held our tongues regarding the challenges that have plagued the wild shrimp industry… time to stop giving the Gulf a pass on bycatch” – Mazzetta

Continue reading “We have collectively held our tongues regarding the challenges that have plagued the wild shrimp industry… time to stop giving the Gulf a pass on bycatch” – Mazzetta

‘SIMPLE Solution’to some bycatch: Oceana urges Obama Admin to make wild-catch U.S. shrimping industry “more sustainable” by requiring TEDs on all shrimp trawls

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SIX-year anniversary… Oceana report highlights long-term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil disaster; ‘$8.7 billion loss by 2020’

Continue reading SIX-year anniversary… Oceana report highlights long-term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil disaster; ‘$8.7 billion loss by 2020’

ENTANGLED, Eaten, Contaminated: Ocean Conservancy & CSIRO publish first comprehensive impact assessment of trash on marine wildlife based on 30 years of data

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BIODEGRADABLE fishing nets may help protect marine animals; “Nonetheless, there remain many uncertainties, challenges and knowledge gaps…”

Continue reading BIODEGRADABLE fishing nets may help protect marine animals; “Nonetheless, there remain many uncertainties, challenges and knowledge gaps…”

5 years on: Researchers suggest Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact reached beyond Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact global

Researchers investigating the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtles found that over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were likely present in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the 87-day oil spill. The study, led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has important implications for international management and restoration efforts following oil spills.
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GREENPEACE urges consumers & investors around the globe to avoid Thai Union canned tuna; “We take issue… with some of the claims” – TUF

Continue reading GREENPEACE urges consumers & investors around the globe to avoid Thai Union canned tuna; “We take issue… with some of the claims” – TUF

BYCATCH & Discards: NOAA Fisheries announced mid-June 2015 a public consultation till July 10, 2015

While we’ve made great progress, there is more to do. We are in the early stages of developing a new National Bycatch Strategy, and we want your input.” U.S. NOAA Fisheries announced it is specifically seeking feedback on the following topics re. bycatch: What do we do well? What can we do better? How can we improve our effectiveness? Are there specific science and management approaches we should emphasize? How should we prioritize our activities? What kind of incentives would help fishermen minimize bycatch? How can we use partnerships to be more effective?

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OCEANA sues U.S. federal authorities re. deaths and failure to protect thousands of endangered and threatened sea turtles; TEDs

Continue reading OCEANA sues U.S. federal authorities re. deaths and failure to protect thousands of endangered and threatened sea turtles; TEDs

EUROPEAN Union strengthens fisheries conservation in Mediterranean; full implementation of GFCM adopted measures

Continue reading EUROPEAN Union strengthens fisheries conservation in Mediterranean; full implementation of GFCM adopted measures